Steel structures have been completed for Garkane Power Association's largest substation, and nine candidates have been named by nominating committees to vie for three district director posts. Winners will be announced at annual meetings April 23, 24 and 25.
The new substation is located midway between Kanab and Page, Ariz. It is scheduled to be in service by late summer or early fall, said Glen Willardson, Garkane general manager.Candidates for the director post in District 2 are Barbra Berry of Teasdale and incumbent George Blackburn of Fremont. The district includes Loa, Fremont, Lyman, Teasdale, Grover and areas surrounding those communities in Wayne County.
In District 5, Terry Griffiths of Orderville and incumbent Jack Maxwell of Glendale, both Kane County, were selected as candidates. The towns of Alton, Meadow View, Glendale, Orderville and Mount Carmel and surrounding areas are in that district.
Nolan Button and incumbent Joe C. Judd are the candidates in District 7. That district includes Big Water and the eastern Kane County area, Johnson Canyon, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Kanab Creek Ranchos and the Kanab areas.
Newly elected members of the board of directors will serve with holdovers M. LaDon Torgersen, Koosharem, Sevier County; Wayne A. Smith, Bicknell, Wayne County; Darrell E. Alvey, Escalante, Garfield County; Mondell Syrett, Tropic, Garfield County; and F. Lee Bistline, Colorado City, Kane County.
Dates and locations of the annual meetings were announced by Willardson as follows: District 7, Kanab High School, Tuesday, April 23; District 5, Valley High School in Orderville, Wednesday, April 24; and District 2, Loa Elementary School in Loa, Thursday, April 25.
Willardson said registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. each evening, with general business meetings starting at 7:30 p.m. Health fairs will be conducted by volunteer emergency medical technicians between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Supervised activity rooms will be offered for children ages 4 through 12.